Jerick McKinnon took a backseat to Pacheco in the AFC championship game, and we’re expecting that to continue for the Chiefs during the Super Bowl. McKinnon logged just one rushing yard on four carries against the Bengals, and even when he saw a season-high 11 carries in the divisional round against Jacksonville, he finished with just 25 total rushing yards. We’re not expecting McKinnon to come close to 11 carries against the Eagles, resulting in him rushing for fewer than 22 rushing yards. Much of the reason McKinnon logged a season-high 11 carries in the divisional round was a result of Patrick Mahomes’ ankle injury. Now that Mahomes has more time to heal up, McKinnon isn’t likely to see enough usage in the run game to reach 22 rushing yards, so we’ll hammer his under at BetOnline.
Prediction: Jerick McKinnon (Chiefs) UNDER 21.5 rushing yards